Miami Heat to add guard Luther Head

Full story: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Shorthanded in its backcourt since including Marcus Banks in last month's trade with the Toronto Raptors that delivered center Jermaine O'Neal , the Heat is poised to add former Houston Rockets guard Luther ...
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juan

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#3
Mar 4, 2009
 
gr8 addition
JustFacts

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Mar 4, 2009
 
Luther Head scouting report:

Is the size of a point guard but has played the wing his whole career because he's a terrible decision-maker with the ball, particularly in transition. Last year his assist ratio improved and his turnover ratio went way down...

Has a big windup on his shot, with a hop-step and a high-arcing, sideways-spinning release that somehow finds the net more often than not. He especially likes to shoot the 3 on pull-ups in transition, perhaps because he's virtually guaranteed to make the wrong decision if he tries to complete an odd-man break. Head has decent quickness and can get to the basket, but doesn't see the floor well if his path is closed off.

Defensively, he might as well put a bright neon sign on his uniform that says "post me." As soon as he checks into the game, opposing shooting guards take Head down to the blocks, where his lack of size and strength makes him a mismatch against nearly any decent 2....Play him at the point so he'll be less exposed.

He's in a contract year and will be a restricted free agent after the season...

http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/players/hollin...
SmokeMonster

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#5
Mar 4, 2009
 
uh,...not funny at all
SmokeMonster

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#6
Mar 4, 2009
 
do you look up dirty words in the dictionary?
Heatastic

New York, NY

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#7
Mar 4, 2009
 
Nice pick up. Could signal yet another end for Dorell Wright as he continues his slide from a 2004 first round pick to the end of the bench. Sure wish Riley would've taken Jameer Nelson. Still cannot believe it. Pick up of J-Moon and now Head all but solidifies Dorell's fate as a goner. Also, this could be a wake-up call for Cook as Head is a more consistent shooter.
Unreal

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#8
Mar 4, 2009
 
give me Luther Head
WHOLETRUTHY

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#9
Mar 4, 2009
 
wasn't jason williams available...wait yes he is
mike

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Mar 4, 2009
 
WHOLETRUTHY wrote:
wasn't jason williams available...wait yes he is
Jason Williams isnt allowed back in the nba this year..read up on things before you post

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Since: Oct 08

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Mar 4, 2009
 
JustFacts wrote:
Luther Head scouting report:
Is the size of a point guard but has played the wing his whole career because he's a terrible decision-maker with the ball, particularly in transition. Last year his assist ratio improved and his turnover ratio went way down...
Has a big windup on his shot, with a hop-step and a high-arcing, sideways-spinning release that somehow finds the net more often than not. He especially likes to shoot the 3 on pull-ups in transition, perhaps because he's virtually guaranteed to make the wrong decision if he tries to complete an odd-man break. Head has decent quickness and can get to the basket, but doesn't see the floor well if his path is closed off.
Defensively, he might as well put a bright neon sign on his uniform that says "post me." As soon as he checks into the game, opposing shooting guards take Head down to the blocks, where his lack of size and strength makes him a mismatch against nearly any decent 2....Play him at the point so he'll be less exposed.
He's in a contract year and will be a restricted free agent after the season...
http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/players/hollin...
he can shoot but i like d wade at the point

the team is so smooth with the ball in wade's hands as much as possible
Eger 1

San Antonio, TX

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#12
Mar 4, 2009
 
I had this guy on my fantasy team last year. He likes to heave the 3 a la Antoine Walker.
Marty

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#13
Mar 4, 2009
 
Very good signing. head, wade, moon, beas,and haslem or anthony = very athletic team. with chalmers, cook, jones. oneal, dwarai off the bench
Thats a man baby

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#14
Mar 4, 2009
 
This team is unwatchable. That collapse vs. Cleveland and the Lebrons was hideous.
Harryl

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#15
Mar 4, 2009
 
Great acquisition for the heat is that move. Luther with his experiences will help the team during the playoffs. But we still have a long way to go.
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#16
Mar 4, 2009
 
Head is not a traditional point guard, but that is probably not needed with Dwayne Wade being the lead guard in the 4th quarter. Head can focus on what he does best which is space the floor with his outside shot, while Wade penetrates and dishes. He is a career 39% 3-point shooter, who connected on 177 3's only 2 seasons ago. He is never going to be thought of as a lock down defender, but he has the size and quickness to make much more of a mark on that end than Quinn had been. Opposing point guards eyes light up when Quinn covers them, and that has been an issue for the Heat all year.

http://heatshouse.blogspot.com/
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#17
Mar 5, 2009
 
The Heat are using up D-Wade.

He will be washed up sooner than later......or maybe even a career threatening injury.

Wake up Spoelstra !
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#18
Mar 5, 2009
 
yeah,go ahead,and add him,hes a weapon every team should have
D Wade

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#19
Mar 5, 2009
 
I'm glad the Heat is getting "Head;" It makes a difference during the long basketball season. I feel inspired already!

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